Hinno, Alexander, Papers

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VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Abstract: Documentation from, to and about EELC of St. Paul, NY and Schenectady - Albany sub-parish. Proceedings of conferences: international, Estonian and the St. Paul parish. Interviews ref. to consistory meetings, Estonian cultural and religious events in USA, Estonia and other countries where Estonians live; clippings, bulletins, song sheets, accounts, correspondence of parish and personal.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Collection ID: IHRC3798

PROVENANCE

Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2011. Gerli Raadik and Peeter Väljas of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

A. Hinno was born on 21.03.1904 in Tilsi, county Võru, Estonia and died on 24.02.1992 in Florida, USA. He studied 1916-1918 in elementary school in Võru, 1918-26 in gymnasiums in Võru and Tartu, 1927-1931 in the Faculty of Theology of the University of Tartu. A.Hinno worked as a cleric for the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in counties Tartu, Võru and Petseri and also as a teacher of theology in elementary school and gymnasium in Petseri. In 1944 A. Hinno fled to Germany. There he worked as a cleric among Estonian refugees in Geislingen, also was a founder and editor of the journal "Kirikuleht" (Church Newsletter). In 1949 A. Hinno emigrated to USA where he served as a pastor in New York (EELC St. Paul parish 1949-1981 and Schenectady - Albany sub - parish 1955-1966) and in Los Angeles; he was a dean of the EELC First Deanery in USA (1954-1981) and assessor of EELC (1964-1971). Organizations: corp. Ugala (acad. fraternity; member); Estonian World Council (member); Estonian Aid (board member) In 1932 he married to Alide Hinno (maiden name Simonlatser) (1903-1985) and from 1987 to Helmi Nordman.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Hinno, Alexander collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

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CITE AS

The Hinno, Alexander Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

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Estonian State Archives ERA.1108.10.285: Ministry of Education, personal files of teachers; Estonian Historical Archives EAA.2100.1b.165: Personal files of the students of Tartu University; Estonian Historical Archives EAA.2100.1.2870: Personal files of the students of Tartu University; Estonian Historical Archives EAA.2105.1.266: Personal files of Taavet Bergmann´s grantees.


Description of Series

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. Papers of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Exile, the Synod of the EELC First Deanery in USA and the congregations of the EELC First Deanery in USA ; correspondence of A. Hinno with the clerics and members of congregations

SERIES 2. Papers of meetings of international Christian churches associations

SERIES 3. Papers about the activities of A. Hinno in the Estonian organizations in exile.

SERIES 4. Printed matter, clippings; miscellaneous.



Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Papers of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Exile, the Synod of the EELC First Deanery in USA and the congregations of the EELC First Deanery in USA ; correspondence of A. Hinno with the clerics and members of congregations.

BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Papers of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Exile 1964-1977
Circulars by Archbishop K. Veem; correspondence of the Archbishop with clerics; annual financial accountings of the Consistory of the EELC (1975, 1976), newspaper clippings etc.
FOLDER 2. Papers of the Synod of the EELC First Deanery in USA 1952-1964
Annual reports of activities of the deanery and parishes, financial accountings, minutes of meetings of the Synod, correspondence etc.
FOLDER 3. Correspondence with the Archbishop of the EELC in Exile J. Kõpp 1948-1954
FOLDER 4. Papers of the EELC Congregation of St. Paul, New York, and the other congregations of the EELC First Deanery in USA; correspondence of Dean A. Hinno with the clerics and the members of congregations (1950-1954) 1950-1954
FOLDER 5. Papers of the EELC Congregation of St. Paul, New York, and the other congregations of the EELC First Deanery in USA; correspondence of Dean A. Hinno with the clerics and the members of congregations (1955-1962) 1955-1962
FOLDER 6. Papers of the EELC Congregation of St. Paul, New York, and the other congregations of the EELC First Deanery in USA; correspondence of Dean A. Hinno with the clerics and the members of congregations (1963-1974) 1963-1974
FOLDER 7. Papers about the celebration of 20th anniversary of EELC Congregation of St. Paul, New York 1969-1970
FOLDER 8. Papers of the mixed chorus of the EELC Congregation of St. Paul, New York
FOLDER 9. Papers about the fundraising in EELC Congregation of St. Paul, New York for an organist Helen Tobias-Duesberg 1970
FOLDER 10. Papers of the EELC Schenectady - Albany sub - parish; correspondence of Dean A. Hinno with the clerics and the members of congregations
FOLDER 11. Private correspondence


SERIES 2. Papers of meetings of international Christian churches associations.

BOX 1.
FOLDER 12. Papers of the II Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (Hannover, Germany July 25th -August 3rd, 1952)
FOLDER 13. Papers of The Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches (Evanston, Illinois August 15th -31th, 1954)
FOLDER 14. Papers of the IV Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (Helsinki, Finland, July 30th -August 11th, 1963) 1962-1963
FOLDER 15. Letters and circulars of the USA, Canada and international religious organizations, etc.


SERIES 3. Papers about the activities of A. Hinno in the Estonian organizations in exile.

BOX 1.
FOLDER 16. Papers of the Estonian World Council: drafts of the charter, minutes of meetings of the Co-Operation Bureau and Board of the EWC, correspondence 1954-1958
FOLDER 17. Papers of the II Põhja Ameerika Eesti Päevad = II North American Estonian Festival (May 20th -22th 1960, New York)
FOLDER 18. Papers of the Conference of Estonian Theologians in USA (April 7th 1961, New York) 1961
FOLDER 19. Papers of organizing the Estonian Section on the 38th Annual Women´s International Exposition (Nov. 6th -12th, New York) 1961-1962
FOLDER 20. Papers of the organization "Eesti Abi" = Estonian Aid 1962-1964
FOLDER 21. Circulars of the Estonian Scout Association in USA 1952-1964
FOLDER 22. Papers of Eesti Rahvusorganisatsioonide Kongress Ühendriikides = The Congress of Estonian Organizations in USA (January 30th -31th 1965, New York) 1965
FOLDER 23. Papers of Eesti Rahvusorganisatsioonide Kongress Ühendriikides = The Congress of Estonian Organizations in USA (January 28th -29th 1967, New York) 1967
FOLDER 24. Letters and circulars from official representatives of Estonia in exile and Estonian organizations in USA and Canada 1950-1958


SERIES 4. Printed matter, clippings; miscellaneous.

BOX 1.
FOLDER 25. Information bulletins, appeals and clippings about the situation of human rights and freedom of religion in Baltic States and in other East-European countries 1949-1956
FOLDER 26. Clippings from Estonian newspapers in USA and Sweden, obituaries and song sheets for the funeral services 1949-1959
FOLDER 27. Printed matter: booklets, texts of ceremonies and song sheets from Rev. R. Kiviranna
FOLDER 28. Miscellaneous
Printed matter: song sheets and texts of ceremonies and personal papers of A. Hinno´s relatives [?] 1896-1944; application forms and instructions to the immigrants issued by the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service; A. Hinno [?] handwritten notes; song sheet of A. Hinnos funeral ceremony (27.02.1992)
FOLDER 29. Memorial plaques for A. Hinno from the EELC First Deanery in USA (1983) and from the EELC Congregation of St. Paul, New York (1988)